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VOLUME XXXIV

Lontrwood College, Karmville,

Va.,

September

Hear IT. S. Marine Hand Friday

21, 11)55

NO. 1

Fizer To Direct Circus; LC Engages FreshmanOrienlalioiiI^roirraiii AKG Reveals '55 Theme Slater System To Officially Close Tomorrow "Toybox" Sets Mood For Yearly Festival

Budget Presented Governor's Board

B-'cky Fi/.er, chairman of the 1955 Alpha Kappa Gamma Cirrus, has revealed "Toybox" as (he Governor Stanley. Budget Ditheme of the annual Creui prorector ,i. H Bradford, and mempram. Loretta Brooking «10 asbers o! the Governor's budget ■ t.st Becky in carrying out the board met here Monday with dlltl I of Circus chairman P Ident 1 and! Q Lank'ord. Ir ;iiul former President Dabney Circus II. ...I s. Lancaster for final review of Becky, an elementary major the n que I ttsb d as the capital from Pulaski. is vice-pi•■•••id.ml Ol Outlay Needs and operating expenses of Longwood for the next the Senior Class President of Al- blennlum. pha Sigma Alpha social sarority. Among I lie requests for the and a member of the Cotillion first rblennlum which begins July 1. l!). >fi and ends June 30, 1958 Club and Long wood Players. Loretta, a home economics ma- are a dormitory building, a busieducatlon building, and an jor from Rchmond. is chairman addition to the power plant. of student Standards, treasurer The coll. ne reQUSSti will be of Alpha Sigma Alpha, a member further studied during the winter of the "Y" Cabient, and a member and will be submitted to the state legislature of Cotillion Club. Members of the Budget Board from the State Senate are LieuSkit*, Floats tenant-Governor A. E. S. StepCircus Is a program Including hens and Senators Thomas H. a parade with class float u; Blanton of Bowling Green. James hour performance of fifteen min- 13. Hagood of Clover, and Garute skits presented by each class land Gray of Waverly. Members from the House of on Saturday night, and a car- Delegates include Speaker E. nival following the skits. There Blackburn Moore of Berryville is a Circus Court composed of one and Delegates Howard H. Adams representative of each class with of Easlville. W. Tayloe Murphy the Senior representative serving of Warsaw. Vernon C. Smith of Grundy. Charles K Hutchens of as Circus Queen. Newport News. w. Roy Smith of This year Circus is scheduled for Petersburg and Toy D. Savage. October 29. Jr.. of Norfolk.

United States Marine Hand To Present Concert Friday

For New Year

The Slater System, a catering service which operates in more than 300 institutions throughout the United States, has recently been contracted by Longwood College to manage the college dinning hall and Longwood House. Of the 300 institutions where their system operates, 57 are schools, placing the organization as the largest school catering service in the country. The Slater System opened in 16 new schools this fall other than Longwood. In Virginia they also manage the diningrooms at Episcopal High in Alexandria. Episcopal Seminary in Alexandria, Roanoke College in Roanoke, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, and St. Catherine's in Richmond. Mr. Carl Rhoades. assistant to the vice-president of the Slater System, visited Longwood earlier this week. While here from the system's central office in Philadelpha, Mr. Rhoades explained their organization and asked for constructive criticism from the students at any time. Mr. W. H. Miller, who has been here temporarily to help establish the service at Longwood, will be leaving the campus soon, but as Regional Supervisor he will return at lntervlvals to assist in keeping the operation working satisfactorily. Mr, W. Wagner has remained at Longwood to serve as the manager. Mrs. Bettie S. Hammond, former dining hall manager here, is now employed by the Slater System at Union Theological Seminary In Richmond. Mr. August Sanders. Slater's Regional Supervising Chef, has been on the campus recently and will continue to make frequent visits to Longwood during the year. The Slater System hopes to begin serving breaksfast by cafeteria service within the next few weeks, Longwood House will open under their management within the next few weeks also.

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55 Foreign Films Feature Variety

Brass section of famed Marine Corps Band rehearses for one of their manv psttsf ISWWSS The United Staes Marine Band now on its tour of 15 states will appear here in Jarman Hall at 1 p m. and 8 p. m. Friday. This group is being sponsored by the Farmville Lions Club. The Longwood Artist Series committee has purchased tickets for the student body from the Lions Club In order to include it on its Aitist Series schedule. The Marine Band, presently under the direction of Captain Albert Schoepper. has played for every inauguration sun. Thoma Jefferson took his oath of office. The musical organization tlM performs for official functions In the nation's capitol and many history-making events The band, oldest military symphonic musical group In this

Current and widely representative foreign films have been included on the 1955-50 Foreign Film Series it was recently announced. Films from live countries will be represented among the six movies on the program. The schedule includes "Bread, Love and Dreams'' (Italian) on November 16, Fanfan the Tulip" i French i on January 18, and the Italian opera "Aida" on February 15. "Heidi" tSwissi will be shown on March 14. followed by "The Cruel Sea" 'English! on April 18, and the very recent Japans.s film "Oate of Hell" on May 16. Season tickets remain $2.00 and again the films will be shown at the State Theatre at regular performance time Plans for sale of the tickets are now being completed

country, will play works by the world's finest COfBPOSSri and stirring marches whleh have brought the Marine Band acelaim from alum-1 every country In the world. One of the musical teatUTI the evening will be a rare instrumental combination—a solo pianist with band accompaniment si,lit Bergent T. Inrtn Reday will play a modern American classic, Oeoi • Otl I .win's "Rhapsody In Blue." using a piano and symphThe senior class members of onic band arrangement. This seISCtlOB will re],resent the bands Longwood College will be capped departure from conventional In- by President, Francis C. Lankford strumentalism. The personnel of tonight in Jarman Hall. The capping, which will take the Marine Band include mu carcfull] I and i place at 7 15 p m., will I). 11 from some of the nation's ceded by a devotion led by Dr. McClung. minister of the 11 ft dlD wnpliony orch. Farmville Bapist Church high school and college bands.

Dr. Lankford to Cap Senior Class Tonight

Capping Ceremony To Conclude Week The freshman Orientation program for 1950 will officially close tomorrow night as the new .students meet with their .mentation leaders for their final class At.

io p. m. tomorrow night, all freshman will be napped with the traditional symbol of I heir class

position Beginning last Wednesday, the freshmen and tranafe students h ive followed a full schedule of meetings, b ai i li les and n tions to acquaint them with student life at Longwood. Members ol the y. W. C. A. and orientation leaden assisted the new students during then day on campus by helping them locate he dormitory rooms and offices' of the administration. Miss Kuth (Heaves. Dean of Women at I.ongwniid. weleinnes the college's new president. Dr. Francis O. Lankford, Jr., to the campus.

Longwood Offers College Lists Graduate Courses New Faculty, For Added Credit Staff Posts Five evening and Saturday graduate classes are being offered during Longwood's first semester for the benefit of superintendents, principals, teachers, other school personnel and Interested citizens. Resident credit earned in these classes may apply toward a graduate degree and / or certilicate renewal. A limited number of undergraduates may enroll in each class. Registration may be completed and the fee of $31 paid at the first meeting of the class. The time of meeting of each class may be adjusted to the needs of the students and professor. Dr. Earl R. Boggs, professor of education, is directing the program of classes. Classes being offered are: HISTORY 538: The South Since 1865; 3 semester hours; Monday. September 19, 7 p. m.; Dr. Frances B. Simkins; Room 11, Ruffner Hall. EDUCATION 547: Senory Materials in Teaching; 3 semester hours; Tuesday. September 20, 7 p.m.; Mi. C. H. Patterson, Jr.; Library. ART 501: Craft Techniques; 3 semester hours; Tuesday, September 20, 7 p. m.; Miss Virginia Bedford; Room W51. ENGLISH 522: Practical Literary Cntieisni; :i semester hours; Wednesday, September 21, 7 p. m.; Dr. Richard K. Meeker; Room W34. Ruffm I Ball EDUCATION 571: Principles of Instruction; i semester hours; Saturday, September 24. 10 a. m.; Dr. John P. Wynne; Room 27. Ruffner Hall.

Rector Reveals Slate Of Players' Officer!

Serenade

Foiiowng dinner Wednesday night, the freshmen were .serenade.I m the Rotunda bj Uppei

classmen.

Thursday morning all freshmen and transfer students met In .human Hall. At this meeting, they •ere welcomed to the college by President Francis O. Lankford and introduced to the officers or the Student Government and House Council. Following matriculation ThursThe opening of the fall semester day morning, the new students at Longwood shows many new loured the college campus faces among both the faculty Honor Code and the administration. The college faculty lists six new In the early evening, they met members plus two members re- for a discussion of the Honor turning from leave of absence, Code of Longwood. After the and one assistant professor re- honor system was explained, the turning after teaching at Long- Dm students signed t|„. Cods wood during the first semester At 9 p. m. the Junior cia s enof last year. tertained their new sister <| , . The new administration mem- at an informal party bers include an Assistant Dean I 'lav brought another scheof Women, three secretaries, and dille for new students as they took a housekeeping supervisor. aptitude tests, discussed class | uh New faculty Include Dr. Earl with departmental heads. R. Boggs. Jr.. professor Of educa- attended a dlSOUBtkHI ol onentation who received his Ph.D. at " lie ■' and after dinner met George Peabndy College; Jam.-. with thx II group leaden to disC. Carson, instructor of music cir.s regulations of the .student. who received his M A at <h Oovernement, Friday closed with Peabody College; and Mrs Ann another Informal party thl time H DeMutll. assistant prolessor (if ponsored by the college Y W C mathematics Who was awarded A. hi i M. S. at the University of Virginia. Registration Dr. Walter 8, Hartley, assisIstratlon for rlsssne filled tant professor of music who reof Saturdaj mornlni and ceived his Ph. D. at the (Jnlversit) of Rochester. Mrs Ruth B Talli i arly afternoon At | p m student . inei with the p i toi of the fero, assistant professor of church.:, uith which they are afness education reC iv.d her B. S filiated at Mis' i ilppi State Collegi foi A picnic tor all indents, faculWomen and racer. I .1 I L I. B tl nd admin l tlon n held the University of Virginia; and ngwood House aM 30 i> m. David Wiley, lot al churches of English win. n sell ed i M Bid and in thi

For Fall Term

i Dnlveri It] of Vlrglnls en the other new members ol the 1968-M faculty Dr. Mai i.:. R nd in. Dr Dorothy Bchl returned to b ten hi re aft '.i SI leave Dl aboard. James Ml!

entertained itudi nti In theli can Presidents Ira

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Big Slsl < '.-,i then Utt le Bl ■ ion pon returned tO U M I • sored i-'. the Y W C A on afon nl professor of history and day i. social .sci. i. '.Up I met one again to con) In i Usabstli M ing the student Handbook •: ly a freshi i Oxford,* tin Orientation I is now eel vIns. as the ;. ii i tanl nduoted undei Dc;.n of Women the direction of the Student Qo».i nmi nl A w latlon M. Moon received i M

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Dottle Rector, president Of the Longwood Players, has announced the slate of ollicers for the 195556 session. Fred Staples will serve as vice-president, while Ann field Brooking will act as Nancy Redd Quarle.s is the club's ■ Mrs H Call Idred treasurer and George Onbinn will L Moi ton. and '.' I irlotte be technical director. Hall are the The first DMCtlni "I Is scheduled for Btp 19, All the coll Interested In Jotnlni the Mrs Katharine I Walton dramatic club lllj unit- new bousekeepini for the junior arid senior build ed to attend

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THE ROTUNDA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1955

SOCIAL NOTES

THE ROTUNDA

By PAT CANTRKI.I, ESTAItMSHKIi NOI KMIIKIt 20, 1H20 Publkhed twle« monlhlr durlnr the college y.-ar except iluntiK holiday* anil examination period* by the atudenU •( LolKKOud Colleut, Farmvllle, Y'lrirlnln. H. . for nalimuil mlti'tiainit by the National Advertlainv Service. Inc. 420 Madiaon Avenue, N. w York. New York Entered aa second rlnu mniu-r Mut, h I, Member: Virginia IstercolMaUU PreM bia Srhulaatle Praaa AaaoclatioD I Kallnit firal p

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Kielvn Hall. Belly Jean .lenklna. I.orretta Keateraon. Newa Staff: Jane llrugh. Aili-li- llonaldaon. Bwttj ( antrell. I'at lantrell. I.lln Carter, Sall> trill, l.inda liiii.i.on. (nra Il.irbnra \\ liilihrail. Alice Hommcriille. Ilorla Thnmpmin. I'ealure Slalf: l.inda (Jarriann, Mai, on Miller. I ami.n Slan- I i.clllatii.:. slaff: Ann Hnerley. Bobby Carter. Betty Moaleller. I lam-ea KoM-nkrartl. Kit narren. ley. T>piila: Adele Dnnaldmin. Thrlma Ilmori. l.inda (iarriaiin. Ai-iilani AdierllHing Manager: Marjnrle l.ut-av

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1955

Slaylcr System Enough cannot i>r said in praiae of the introduction of the Slater System to the Longwood campus. This outstanding catering service has not only brought about a change in the quality and quantity of food served in the dining room, but it lias also caused a noticeable difference in the overall attitude of the student bod) towards mealtime, Heretofore, meals were a challenge to many. Students tried to Bee how little food they could eat and yet have their appetites satisfied. For several years the dining hall has been a wre spot at Longwood—a college service that upperclassmen ignored during tours tu impress would-be students. However, today with so many added services, the same spol has become a pleasure not to pass by. To be specific, the students have ap-

Weak American Male By AI.K K-l.rONK MOATS • Miss lira!

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author of such best-sellers

as "A Violent tnnoei not," "No Nice GHrta Swears" and "Blind Date with Man." Bu latest, "Lupetcu," is slated for early Pall publication.!

,\ cliche that has almost become an article of faith with both Europeans and Americans la the one about the poor, downtrodden American male, BO meek, so easily pushed around. Like must cliches, this one

is nonsense. Anybody Who doubts that need only study the articles and advertisements In magazines and newspapers, noting the freqencj With which the "how to hold a man" theme is harped upon. The fact that this is not true of publications in Other countries, indicates that the American woman is far more obsessed with the fear of losing her man than is the case with her foreign Bisters. In actual fact, the American is the moal difficult man in the world for a woman to manage. That's the real answer to the question that seems to trouble people over here: "Why do American women fall easily for EuropeansT" It's not the suave approach of the Frenchman, the romantic allure of the Italian, the flowerj compliments of the Spaniard that are BO irresistible — it's simpW that, with tin in, a girl can tak< eaay, relax, be herself. To begin with, the European has been brought up in the tradition that any male is superior to any female, a belief which lends him a self assurance lacking In the American, who is not quite com inced that belonging to the stronger sex automatically him above the weaker one. As ;, result of Ins doubts, Ins ego must be perpetually "'in up. rin. "Oh, eat big wonderful man," routine has to go mi -1 hours a ila>. Abroad, a major feminine weapon in the war between the sexes is migraine. On this side of the Atlantic, a man either doesn't know the meaning of the word or

plauded desserts for lunch, milk served in individual containers, and packaged cereals. In general, the students praise the system's policy of serving greater quantities of food without being wasteful. All members Of the administration and special dining hall committees who were concerned with initiating this new method deserve the thanks of every satisfied customer and customers the students are! Perhaps acceptance of this fact alone is the underlying reason for such a change in service. As the Slater System manages the dining room on a business basis, it follows more closely than did previous managements the time-old, but often quite true slogan in the eyes of a good businessman, that the customer is always right!

^ elconte You freshmen have had the same cordial welcome that Mrs. Lankford and I were given when we came to Longwood in mid-summer. Soon you will feel as much at home as we do and I am sure you already shore our enthusiasm over the pleasant prospects ahead at Longwood. Resolve now to include hard work and wholesome play in your schedule and these prospects are sure to become a reality. Pleosc let me help, whenever you think I can, to make your years at Longwood as enjoyable and as profitable as possible. F. G. LANKFORD, JR. President September 21, 1955

he doesn't care. He is undoubtedly as sympathetic as a European with any serious illness, but headaches and other minor ailments borre him. 1 he last \i/aj fot nil Wife or girl friend tO attempt to break down his resistance is . . . «..«-c ",\ retiring to a darkened room with a cold Compress over her eyes. He expects her

to be a good sport, vivacious, ready to fall in with his plans. Should he catch the point that he's supposed to be responsible for the migraine, the consciousness of guilt on|v makes him irritable. is are not much more successful than headaches because they embarrass him. That makes him feel interior and we

are righi back at the problem of his dell* eate egO. Scenes Of jealousy or temperament amuse Europeans who look upon them as important ingredients ,,f imy |0Vfl affair, pan of a complicated and delightful game. They just scare an American, who takes

them seriously. Sometimes ha will fight back; sometimes he will be cowed by a ( the day inevitably comes when I Strikes him that he's had it. and he walks out. Although it may require time for him to reach such a decision, once he's gone, isually gone for good. The American male may be more difficult to manage than any other, but just because lie is so difficult, he presents | Challenge thai makes him more exciting and interesting.

Hold your hats, girls — lets go! Kiigagcd Betty Cory to Charlie Coppodge of Warwick Betsy Welbon to Lt. J.g John Alwood of Coloma. Michigan. Aubrey Owen to Bobby Beale. a VMI graduate from Franklin. Margaret Dryden, former Rotunda Feature Editor, to Jim Hurley of Chevy Chase Maryland. Their wedding will take place on Saturday. October 1 in Salisbury. Maryland. Peggy Paokett to Winston Strough of Callao. Jo York to Ralph Magee. Betty Jane Shaokleford to Morns Ellison of Petersburg. Barbara Scott to Bill Gibson of

Staunton. Sara Stevens to Bruce Engstler of VPI. Ann Thacker to Jack Kitchen of Ivon. Ins Scott to Louis Harris of the University Of Richmond. Gail I,ponard to Norm Neg of the University of Richmond. Pat Cantrell to Myron Kindlv of Boy ton. Pinned Surah Lou Wendenburg to Qrif McRee. a student at West Point. Caroline Oakey to Eddie Lalley. a former Delta Kanpa Epsilon at U. Va.. now a student at VMI. Lou Wilder to Bobby Bailey a Pi Kappa Sigma at RandolphMacon. Barbara Burnside to Russell Van. an Independent at Hampden-Sydney. Muriel Boswell to Marine Mike O'Flynn And if you haven't already guessed Muriel says he's Irish. Married Those students returning with a "Mrs." preceding their name are: By J.M'KIF MARSHALL Ann Coleman Row Well. now. I wish you'd take Stephanie Bauder Settle a gander at the freshmen. I deJane Blake Lawrence clare, roomie, I never saw such Mini if no il Charlotte Chadwick is wearing green freshmen. Well, what If a VMI minature from Bill Crid- they did use to say the same thing about us when we first lin. Please let us know what you came, these freshmen are still

Green Color. .Green Song! Green Gals.. \tn I Wrong?

are doing'tnis"year so your»ocTa1 qult ° E"-0, you know My K00dlife will not pass by unmentioned Dees, there are so many things

Do you know that I discovered fifty tent.- m her wallet! Here a week and still has a whole fifty cent puce HI her wallet. Roomie did you go to the juke box dance last Saturday night? No. neither did I, but I hear our brother college was swarming all ever the place. Yep! If nothing else will prove you green that riTSl \i: .f I nun U. S. will. Why. I in willing to bet that ' i) freshmen date all year long. Green? Green as grass. eh, roomlef II.i\ • you noticed how well d this freshman class is? Honestly they dress to go to class as if they actually enjoyed it. don't they? And the spirit they've got! You'd think you were hearing

they do that are so green. For instance, do you remember those freshmen at whom I growled a) breakfast? Why did I growl, you By PAT BROWN ask? Roomie! You know perfect* This column will always be lv wi 11 that such extreme | found in each issue of the Ro- as a smile at seven O'clock a. m. mnda. The space is dedicated to is unheard of at Longwood! news of local religious activities. Yes ma'am, 'tis a green, green Baptist class. be held for the You know. I went to see | fresh Executive Council and those stu- man the other day. Well. I hate dents who recently became mem- to overwork'the"word but bers of the church on Monday green! Just listen to this, kid tin thousand people tins when night. September 26. This freshman had a room that fl iev bleat "Green and White", A series of waffle suppers are was simply spotless. Clothes all Silly song isn't it? being planned for the freshmen hung up, no dust anywhere, It really is a laugh! Don't you to be held throughout the year. Hey trash cans empty, and all that think SO, roomie? All f ri slimen are welcome to junk, and dig this roomie I i said It really Is a laugh. the B S U. activities. well, sure I she had absolutely no bills at What? Methodist Baldwins (here a whole week and i moved my junior year But A coffee hour will be held on still no bill, have you ever?), she what's that got to do with how Friday night at 7 p. mm. and hadn't eaten in the tearoom, and men the what? Yeah, there will also be a "Hymn Sing" | „„ haYgotten three whole kitten ophomore day were treat, at tll( 8 ' P- m service this Sunday. ln lnt, moiing maill u lfml.s not But a freshman, s real green ran I'm glad I'm ™cf Methodist wish, to welcome the tresneel thing you ever heard freghmen to the Wesley the of! There's more yet. This fresh- not. Confidentially though, roomie. Foundation activities. man introduced me to this other I'll bet we use to be tlie same During the summer one of the freshman and we got to talking way always smiling at rooms in the Center was con- I asked to see the pictures in her people, dressing real nice, not vehted into prayer room which billfold and as I did. I noticed a bills, dating, having a litwill remain open for the students' slight bulge in her coin purse tle money in the pocket and all use at all times. What did I do? I sneaked a look that green, green life. Presbyterian inside, of course. This bulge deRoomie I wish I We hoi>c all the freshmen who finitely called for inveslgation. wui s freshman again! visited us during the week end will continue to attend our activities and services. There will be Council meeting at " Mama" Wilson's this Sunday.

CHURCH NEWS

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Richmond Festival To Draw Crowds Four football teams, seven bands, and one beauty queen will draw crowds to the Seventh Annuall Tobacco Bowl Festival in Richmond October 5 through 8. and the festival's mt proceeds will be given to charity, according to Robert W. Norrls. general chairman. General Mark Clark, head of The Citadel, will crown the beauty queen October 8 before the University of Virglnla-Pennsylv.mla State University game at City Stadium. She will be given' a $1,000 college scholarship. Tin- bands that will take part

Life at MWC Mot So Rosy For Lone Male Predertoksburi, lent. 19 -(AW

A quiet and serious young ex-

martne li the lone male student aiiuu.•: 1.600 girls enrolling this week at Mary Washington Col1. • g

Vocalist with the V S Marine Rand practices before perform.iin■<■. See story on page one. in the festival are The Citadel's 110-man band, the Bedford Flremi n s Band, Perko's String Band, the Pcnnington High School Band, the Khedlvi i'> mple Oriental Band, and bands from thi Universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania.

I* mils C. Morlarity, 23, a former New Yorker. ,is the last of

the wai veterans admitted to the '.MUM'li rulleee of the University of Virginia He was a student In re last year, but so were some other M !• 1 .HIS.

Now facing two more years of the solitary sort of study under GI rights earned ln the Korean wo in- Bndi it "not as wonderful si BUNH people imagine, You ft si very si II-conscious." he said, you just have to live with it."


THE ROTUNDA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1955

From the Bleachers By LINDA GARRISON As the new school year gets underway, another varied and active sports program also begins. For the benefit of the freshmen and those students new to Longwood I would like to highlight the athletic events and opportunities here during the year. A b.g event in the college each year is the winning of the Color Cup. This is awarded to the class color wining the majority of the athletic events held during the year. Sister classes, freshman-junior and sophomore-senior, support each other and strive to win each event contested. Each year the Cup. which is placed on the mantle in the Home Office, bears the colors of the classes winning the most points during the preceding year. The fall ushers in the hockey season, when both the varsity and class teams hold practices and schedule games. Tryouts for the hockey teurrts will be held in the near future and everyone is invited and urged to go out for hockey or to support the teams at their games. Recreational swimming is offered all during the year. Swim suits w.ll be available to new students for a small cost. The highlight of the water activities is the water pageant in December. Centered around a main theme, with beautiful and appropriate scenery, the pageant attracts many spectators. A swimming meet is held in February, when members of the different classes compete for points towards the color cup During March, Red Cross Life Saving Is offered. Color rush is in November. This Is a running competition between classes. December sees the beginning ol basketball, when both the varsity and class teams practice and have games through January, February, and March. Again everyone Is urged to participate, especially in the class games. Volleyball also begins in December, with both varsity and class Mr. Sam Graham taken at his office at Lonswood College a games continuing through January, February, and March. few days before his retirement as business manager For recreation during the winter months there are shuffleboard and ping pong events, with the tournament taking place in February. Seen and Heard April brings the outdoor sports—archery,—tennis—golf—and softball. The archery tournament comes in May, as does the Softball tournament. Tennis doubles begin in May also, following the singles which are held in the fall. Finally, at the end of the year, the coveted Color Cup Is awardBy JACKIK WALL ed to the Oreen and White or the Red and White teams. The best Mr. Sam Graham, as Samuel on Pine Street, he came with way to make sure your class wins it Is to participate and support as Lyle Graham. II. is widely known. more than twenty years of busi- many of the athletic activities as you can! retired Thursday. September 1 as ness experiences behind him. He bualneM manager of Longwood says he kept books for a merchan- three boys and a girl. Lyle, the four years. 81nce his recent bouts College. Chances are. however 1 tile concern for a good number of oldest went to the University of with sickness, however, he has that he sclll spend half his re- years, and has also had a long Richmond and not Hampden- been forced to cut down on his tirement in the very place he has 1 association with the tobacco Sydney He is now personnel dibusiness. These two fields com- rector for part of the Davidson- game. He says, "my present score puvsed the las* 26 years would never Indicate I was ever It's notthat Mr. Graham plans bined to give him both plant and Paxton chain working out of At- an Instructor. to continue active participation in ; office management, qualifications lanta. Ga., Tom. the next in line After living in one place for 26 College affairs. But with friend- desirable for the business man- was graduated from the Naval years. Mr. Graham says it was ager opening then available at ship;, and habits funned, it's more Academy. He was killed in an air- unthinkable to retire to any place than likely he will be right there Longwood College. plane crash in 1945 while serv- but Farmvllle. The Orahams love Besides all the reasons that watching Longwood mow in the ing as exeuctlve officer of the the place. And Mr. Graham loves UMially make a person take a new future as it has In the past destroyer "Hutchins". Longwood. He's going to be rootjob, Mr. Graham had another imquarter century Their third son. Louis, the only ing from the specator's bench A few days before Mr. Gra- portant one. Farmvllle was near for many years to come. ham's retirement became effect- to Hampden-Sydney, and he had one to attend Hampden-Sydney, boys to educate. If Lyle. his received his bachelor's degree ive, he stated: "I have been here a mighty long time, and it makes oldest son. had entered the Hill from the University of Virginia | College, he would have made the and his Master's from the Univer- : a mighty short history' In terms of cold statistics and fourth in the Graham family to sity of Louisville. He is working as A new resident riding instructhe physical results of that take his schoolng there. Mr. Gra- a chemist in Parkersburg, W. Va. tor has been employed by the The only girl. Sarah, attended : ham's father was born at Hampquarter century, it is a short hiscollege. tory, but also a mighty important den-Sydney. where his father's Peace College and was graduated This will be the second year father had been a professor at the from Longwood College. She Is one. Continued on page 4 now married and lives In aurel, Union Theological Seminary Came to Farmvllle Miss. When Mr. Graham came to founded on the Hill. Pet Interest Born In 1897 Farmvllle as business manager Sports have always been one of Mr. Graham was born on and supervisor of grounds and buildings, the student overflow October 17. 1897 in Mecklenburg Mr. Graham's pet Interests. He OWEN 8. SAN FORD from the exiatim dormitory space County, oldest of the ten chil- recalls that each of the boys who filled five college-owned cottages dren of S. L. Graham, II, and played football with htm at WarDRUG CO. and five rented cottages. Since Anne Maria Eppes Graham. His renton Academy and entered colthat time, a mam Senior dormi- father, a bright tobacco farmer lege after finishing there made a tory and annex have been con- and superintendent of schools for letter in their first year. At Stationary, Cosmetics structed. In his years here, the 16 years In that county, died Hampden-Sydney he served as a utility man on the team and when he was quite young. Mrs. and all your swimming pool has also been built; so has a new power plant: (iraham passed away at the age even played tackle, though he was Supplies the library; the new auditorium of 97 this year to be folowed light for the Job. shortly there after by one of her In addition to enjoying huntan dthe science building. Longwood "s growth does not -ons. the only one of the ten to ing and fishing in Farmvllle, he has taught golf to Longwood end here. More buildings an in be no longer living. As a child. Mr. Graham had two students for the last three or prospect, for as Mr. Graham n> "the planed expansion will serve \eais' attendance at public schools the increasing student enrollment with the remainder of his education received privately. For four which we anticipate." The job of keeping these build- year- before entering HampdenCome in and visit Sydney Colege. he attended Warngs in top condition and Nearly to the physical needs of the col- ! renton Academy in Warrenton. N. the Everyone lege now falls to Mr Graham's ! C. Being the oldest son in the Eats at Drug Store successor. J. H. "Jake Wain.sley. family, he wanted to get his own the in whom Mr. Graham expresses colege education. He found his On The Corner rtnanOM In poor shape midway the utmost confidence Mr. Sam's own job now Is to through In- sopoinoie year at SNACK BAR ■hap* Up his new home on Fourth Hampden-Sydney. and decided he Avenue. There's lots of work to be ; had to quit. He entered King's SOUTHSIDE Come On Down! BOM College in Raleigh, N. done there, lie says and he is SUNDRY particularly interested in land- C, instead, and there he took a i in business administration. scaping the lot into a garden Had Four Children In 1929 when Mr. Graham movThe Grahams had four children, ed into the college-owned IIOUM

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A A Members Il-S Grid Schedule To Entertain Opens in Triumph A sports demonstration sponsored by the Athletic Association will he held at 4 p. m. September 28 in the gymnasium and on the athletic field. The primary purpose of this demonstration is to introduce the freshmen and transfer students to the kinds of sports which are ofered at Longwood. Mary Davis, vice-president of the Athletic Association. Is in charge of the program. Various members of the student body will demonstrate modern dancing, basketball, volleyball and swimming indoors. Tennis hockey, wisket, archery and softball will be demonstrated on the athletic field. As a special feature, a faculty team will oppose a student team in the softball demonstration. The awarding of the blue and white blazers will conclude the demonstration. These blazers are awarded each year to those seniors who have been outstanding in athletic events during their college career. These awards are based on sportsmanship, parti'Continued on Page 4»

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